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Chappell, Fred 1936-

Overview
Works: 222 works in 400 publications in 2 languages and 17,772 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Inscriber, Signer, Former owner, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.H298, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Fred Chappell
I am one of you forever : a novel by Fred Chappell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells of a father-son relationship in the North Carolina mountains. It is of a family whose men work in the paper mill
Brighten the corner where you are by Fred Chappell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In May of 1946 science teacher Joe Robert Kirkman's day begins with hunting a mythical devil-possum in the North Carolina mountains and ends in defending his job before the school board
Shadow box poems by Fred Chappell ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sharply innovative collection, renowned poet Fred Chappell layers words and images to create a new and dramatic poetic form--the poem-within-a-poem. Like the shadow box in the volume's title, each piece consists of an inner world contained, framed, supported by an outer--the two interdependent, sometimes supplementary, often contrary. For example, the grim but gorgeous "The Caretakers" is a landscape that reveals another image inside it. Chappell also introduces sonnets in which the sestet nests within the octet. Play serves as an important component, but the poems do not depend upon gam
Farewell, I'm bound to leave you by Fred Chappell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on the backwoods women of Appalachia, illustrating their self-reliance and passion. The characters range from a woman who gets her man by impressing on him her skill with a gun, to one who goes mad after a failed love affair. By the author of More Shapes Than One
Look back all the green valley by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he cleans out his dead father's workshop, Jess Kirkman of North Carolina discovers a treasure map with the names of women. He goes to see them and obtains new insights into his father's character. Fourth installment in a family saga by the author of Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You
A way of happening : observations of contemporary poetry by Fred Chappell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell consider new writers as well as more established authors, including Alfred Corn, William Matthews, A. R. Ammons, Linda Pastan, Julia Randall, Cornelius Eady, Alan Shapiro, and many others. And there are essays on the plight of the critic ("Thanks but No Thanks") and the delicate role of the writing teacher ("First Night Come Round Again")
The gaudy place by Fred Chappell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is about North Carolina life including mountain schools and book learning
More shapes than one by Fred Chappell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family gathering : poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First and last words : poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world between the eyes; poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Backsass : poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of humorous and satiric verse takes its title from the thoroughly southern term meaning "irreverent retort," "ironic remark," or "scoffing observation." The ancient Roman poet Juvenal noted that his world made it hard not to write satire, Fred Chappell, finding his contemporary era analogous to that of imperial Rome, has in Backass given in to the impulse for invective and mockery."--BOOK JACKET
C : poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
wince. At times Chappell's tone is acerbic, as in this sly comment on the self-indulgence of some confessional poets: "If my peccadilloes were so small / I never would undress at all," a couplet that would surely draw a delighted chuckle from Alexander Pope himself. With the apparent effortlessness of a master, Chappell also can suffuse a poem with sensual wonder; in "A Glorious Twilight," for example, an ecstatic speaker rhapsodizes about a woman painting her nails
Ancestors and others by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection, Fred Chappell shows his mastery across a range of genres. Featuring folk fables in the Twain tradition, realistic stories of growing up in remote Appalachia, stories of family, kin, and community, and tales of the fantastic and spooky, this book will delight fans and surprise new readers
Midquest : a poem by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earthsleep : a poem by Fred Chappell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fred Chappell reader by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
River : a poem by Fred Chappell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is time, Lord by Fred Chappell ( Book )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daring to recall the events of his childhood, espcially the fire that destroyed his grandparents' home, James Christopher, the protagonist of Chappell's It Is Time, Lord, struggles to truly understand his history and its influence on the man he has become. "Rarely does a young writer demonstrate such remarkable skill in his first novel. . . . His language is precise and evocative".--Sewanee Review
Source : poems by Fred Chappell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
チャペル, フレッド
Languages
English (137)
French (1)
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